Eminem revealed the cover art for his new album "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 via Twitter.
Eminem took an unorthodox approach to reveal the cover art for his upcoming album "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" on Friday.
The iconic rapper unveiled the cover of his highly anticipated new record by asking Twitter fans a trivia question and rewarding the fan who answered correctly with a sneak peak at the cover art.
Eminem asked: "What street did me & Mr. Porter live on together in Detroit when we were working as cooks at Gilbert's Lodge?" The answer was "Novara," which a man by the name of Chris (@bigbuckkilla66) got correct. As a result, he was given a sneak peek at the cover art, which he subsequently posted on Twitter with permission from Em.
The imagery for the superstar rapper's eighth solo album, due Nov. 5, bears an appropriate resemblance to his first "Marshall Mathers LP," from 2000. It's a photo of Eminem's former home, which was located on 19946 Dresden St. in Detroit, hence the "19946" on the door. The same sepia tones are used in a depiction of Slim Shady's Detroit childhood home, however, he does not appear in the photo.
The home, which is located on the northeast side of Detroit and where Shady grew up, is now on the auction block. The single-family home was listed on the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority website last week.
The property has had at least 10 owners since Eminem lived there, and his mother was listed as the property's seller in 1994. It has been in foreclosure at least twice in the past decade, reports CBS News. Public records indicate Eminem's mother, Debbie Nelson, was owner of the Dresden Street property from March 1992 to April 2003.
Last month, Eminem dropped a single from his upcoming album, entitled "Berzerk," which has already reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart since being released, reports Complex. The Detroit native also releaded "Survival," which serves as a track for the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts video game.